On Thursday, January 9, 2014, Maple Heights City Schools Board of Education held their first meeting of the year, the Organizational Meeting, at the high school. During this meeting, the Oath of Office was administered to the School Board’s newly (re)elected officials:
- Pamela D. Crews
- Robert F. Dober
- Rosalind Moore – Newly Elected Member
Additionally, Pamela D. Crews and Dale Walter were administered the Oath of Office for President and Vice President, respectively, after the board elected officers.
Notably, The Honorable Sandra Williams Ohio State Representative, (D-Cleveland, District 11), swore in new school board member, Rosalind Moore. Proud family members, friends, school administrators and more were in the audience to applaud and welcome re-elected and newly elected board members. Board member Mr. Michael White, acknowledged former board member, Mr. Nicholas Dorsey, who was among the attendees, for his commendable service to the children, parents, and community members of Maple Heights for several terms. After the oath-of-offices, the Board’s Organizational Meeting followed.
School Board President, Mrs. Pamela Crews, personally welcomed new board member, Mrs. Rosalind Moore, and expressed her excitement about having another woman on the Board. She also brought Mrs. Moore’s attention, fellow board members and the audience, to a lapel pin she was wearing with the colors of Maple Heights schools and words Maple Heights on it, saying that while wearing it “it kept her grounded and was a constant reminder to her that her work and focus is always about the students of Maple Heights.” All members of the Board, in their individual addresses, welcomed Mrs. Moore and expressed their enthusiasm about her presence on the Board. A brief reception with refreshments followed all the activities of this evening.
During the reception, I was able to briefly interview and personally congratulate Mrs. Moore at which time, she confidently expressed her commitment to support the students of Maple Heights City Schools, and improve the communication and interaction between the residents, students and school board.
A schedule of school board meetings and meeting minutes can be found on the right-hand sidebar of the Board of Education page of the Maple Heights City Schools website. The Board of Education encourages school staff and community members to attend its meetings.
Contributed by Annette Blackwell